Previously, LTE sticks always available with branding and software of the large mobile operators Vodafone, O2 and Telekom. These sticks are printed externally with a logo of the network operator and the preinstalled software can often allow only certain SIM cards into the slot. Nowadays, Huawei E392 4G LTE Surf stick on the market can easily be used with any carrier and not tailored to a particular provider.
The First Impression
The scope of delivery is only a small strap and some instructions. The wrist strap is also attached to the stick and on the cover for the USB port, thus preventing that the cover is lost. Overall looking, the Huawei E392 4G LTE Modem has quite large and bulky for a surf stick, which is certainly the fact that the USB port is not rotatable.
The Huawei E392 can be run on both Windows and Mac OS X. After you have inserted the SIM card and the flash drive connected to the computer, the connection software to install. Installation takes usually only a few minutes, then the LTE stick can be used immediately. If the PIN protection is enabled SIM card, you will be prompted to enter the PIN. Other settings do not normally need to be made, the connection software detects the inserted SIM card and automatically configures the matching connection parameters. If there are two different APNs with a provider, you can select them before joining in a dropdown menu. By clicking on the “Connect” the Internet connection is established – the Huawei E392 will select the fastest available network.
Under the LTE network, HUAWEI E392 could reach speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s download and the upload speed up to 50 MBit/s. Huawei E392 is not only suitable for all German LTE networks, but also in other countries, such as in Scandinavia and in Australia. When the stick is used in the UMTS network, based DC-HSPA + the speed could reach up to 43.2 Mbit/s- provided at the current location, this speed is also supported. In my test, I was able to achieve in the download about 52 Mbit/s in the Vodafone LTE network in the UMTS network of Telekom there were at least another 30 Mbit/s The high data rates are not only marketing, but with matching fare quite well in practice achievable.
The reception of the Huawei E392 is not quite as good as that of the Vodafone K5005 (or Vodafone K5006 ) or by Telekom Speed Stick LTE Telekom. while the telecom Speed Stick LTE 4G connection is possible, it shows the Huawei E392 3G networks only as available. In my experience, this is also due to the Huawei E392 can’t be rotated into a vertical position where the reception is usually a bit better. If you live in an under-served area, it is advisable to use an external antenna. For it provides the LTE stick two connections for two separate external antennas or MIMO antenna with two antenna connectors – depending on use case.
Finally, we can see that the Huawei E392 definitely a good LTE stick. Especially for global travelers, HUAWEI E392 could support all major bands and frequencies; it’s a good companion to go all over the world. The preinstalled software can convince with easy operation and quick setup. Unlocked HUAWEI E392 4G LTE modem is a good gadget a enjoy 4G network. Or alternatively, it can keep fast connection under 3g network. Equipped with an alternative connection software, it is also possible to use the Vodafone K5005 with all network operators.